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Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Posted by  ·  October 2, 2012  ·  Last Updated: October 2, 2012

Here is an easy Halloween cupcake idea that makes frightfully good Halloween cupcakes.  I hope you will find these candy witch finger cupcakes supper silly and not too gross. If you prefer gross Halloween treats just add a little red piping gel for a bloody touch!
Witch Finger Halloween Cupcakes

How to make easy Halloween Cupcakes

These cupcakes are super simple to make. You will need black jelly beans a bit of frosting and  a bag of marshmallow circus peanuts (I found these at Wal-mart).

Cut the jelly bean, not quite in half.

Attach the jelly bean to the circus peanut with a dab of frosting and you have a candy witch finger.

Bake up or buy some yummy cupcakes and put your witch fingers on top. These cute chevron cupcake papers are from Sweet!

If you are looking for more cupcake ideas, these Halloween cupcakes are great!

You might like these Halloween treats too! Pumpkin lollipops and ghost suckers  make great Halloween party favors.

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  1. Jeanine
    Saturday, October 4th, 2014
    We made the Witches fingers Red Velvet Cupcakes with Green Cream Cheese Frosting posted on my Wordpress blog here: http://somesmartcookle.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/mission-trip-to-eastern-washington/
  2. Laura
    Friday, October 3rd, 2014
    whats the purpose in making the cut in the jelly bean?
  3. Jeanine
    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
    Did you try cutting the jelly beans in half?
  4. Monday, October 22nd, 2012
    I do love me some circus peanuts! Super cute!
  5. Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    So fun Cindy!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/halloween-projects/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!
  6. Saturday, October 13th, 2012
    These are so clever! I love the ease of them. Who would have thought!!?! Love them ;)
  7. Monday, October 8th, 2012
    I think Circus Peanuts are pretty disgusting, but I might be able to look past it for these. Really cute! I've made witch's finger cookies before, I could just pop those on top of a cupcake too - if I'm feeling especially productive.
  8. Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    Such a cute idea and so easy!
  9. Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    I just love getting your daily emailed blog post and when I saw these cupcakes I just knew I had to try them out!! I made them yesterday and my son LOVED them and will be making these for an annual Halloween Party we attend!! Thank you for the fun and yummy cupcake idea!! I hope you can stop by and check out the ones I made in which I linked your blog to you:) Thank you again and have a fantastic rest of your week!!!
  10. Elizabeth
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    I love circus peanuts, this is a great idea if I can stop myself from eating the hole bag.
  11. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    Love it
  12. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    I Love these Halloween cupcakes, they are so fun! I just pinned them! What a great share! Thank you!
  13. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    I love this idea - so simple and cute!